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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Streamer eyes yardage as 68% of US households watch NFL

The extent of the opportunity for the soon to be announced NFL+ app, which opens the possibility that all games in America’s most popular sport, could be streamed direct-to-consumer, has been revealed by research from Parks Associates.

That said, Parks noted that some fans have been frustrated with the viewing experience in the preseason.

“The NFL+ service included out-of-market preseason games but viewable only on mobile devices," said Parks Associates senior contributi ...read more

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Second-tier boom to drive global OTT to more than 400MN subs by 2022

Overall globally, Parks calculates that there are more than 265 million households worldwide and that there will be more than 400 million OTT video service subscriptions by 2022. While Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu remain the industry leaders in the US, the analyst noted a string of second-tier of services emerging, led by recognised TV brands such as HBO Now, DIRECTV NOW, Starz, Showtime, and CBS All Access.

Attributing reasons for the rise, Parks says that in this ...read more

Monday, May 21, 2018

PeerLogix sees momentum from demand-side integration

TV audiences have fractured, with over half of US households streaming OTT content daily, according to recent Parks Associates research. Advertisers have followed suit, and 2016 marked the first year where digital ad spend surpassed that of conventional TV ad spend. This says PeerLogix presents a big opportunity.

From the article "PeerLogix sees momentum from demand-side integration" by Michelle Clancy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

US online pay-TV households set to double

“In 2017, 14% of non-pay-TV households were planning to subscribe to a service in the next 12 months, a notable increase from 2015 and 2016,” said Parks Associates senior director of research Brett Sappington.

“Over 60% of these households are planning to subscribe to an online pay-TV service, either standalone or as part of a service bundle, so consumers are showing a willingness to test alternate pay-TV offerings. While OTT gives subscribers the opportunity to pick and cho ...read more

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Pay-TV, OTT partnerships shake up competitive landscape

Over a half of US broadband households have a combination of pay-TV and at least one OTT service, Parks Associates found. Also, the research found that approximately 33% of cord-cutters would have stayed with their service provider if offered a Netflix-style service bundled with broadcast-TV channels.

From the article "Pay-TV, OTT partnerships shake up competitive landscape" by Michelle Clancy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Content creation value chain boosted by IP, AI and connected technologies

“Content owners, producers, and creators naturally want to get their content in front of as many people as possible and are increasingly turning to cutting-edge IP technologies to prepare for the future of video production and delivery,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates commenting on the findings revealed in Top 5 Video Trends in an IP-based World. “There are multiple challenges in infrastructure, formatting, and interoperability, but many d ...read more

Monday, July 17, 2017

Roku plots $1BN IPO

Parks Associates research recently found that well over 60% of households now subscribe to one or more OTT video services, with a third subscribing to two or more services. Indeed, 88% of computer-based viewing is from non-linear sources.

"For years, the television has been the stronghold for the traditional TV industry," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. "Today, more televisions are connected to the Internet than ever, either directly or ...read more

Friday, February 03, 2017

Fifth Of US Broadband Households Cancel OTT Service In Last 12 Months

According to Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker service, the overall churn rate for OTT services has been stable for the past year, with top services Netflix, Amazon and Hulu actually reducing their churn rates. At the end of 2015, 20% of US broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months.

“The churn rate has held steady,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. “These are not free trials, but inst ...read more

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